Young Horse Part 3: 18-24 Months
- By Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM
- Aug 22, 2011
The second year of a horse’s life brings significant changes not only in his development, but also in his use. Lanky yearlings, though perhaps still hip-or- wither- high, broaden and become more proportional. Fillies and stud colts show increasing sexual maturity. And, depending upon the intended discipline, an owner’s thoughts turn toward training. The changes during the 18-24-month period bring rewards, but they also carry health risks.
Ideally, a horse owner will monitor a foal’s development from birth — closely observing growth, conformation, nutrition, housing, socialization, and preventive care, but this free report provides tips on the basics of caring for a young horse - 18 to 24 months.
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- Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Cause Lung Inflammation?
- Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses
- Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)
- Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)
- Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction
- In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)
- Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)
- Equine Rhinitis in Respiratory Infection Cases (AAEP 2011)